Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sunflowers Seated

Gel Pen & Pitt Artist Pens

Who was I thinking of? He made icons of both these objects.

I'm doing a lot of quick, loose sketches on scrap paper, trying to loosen up my style.

16 comments:

Lindsay said...

VG would be proud!! Your perspective looks good here.

Lin said...

Robyn!! I LOVE THIS!!!!! I don't know of whom you were thinking -- but I LOVE the composition -- and the juicyness of this!!!! Loose enough I'd say!!! I so know the issue with getting 'loose' ... sigh!!! But I think you're getting there!! And what gorgeous books ya'll are doing!!!!

Lisa B. said...

I love it Robyn! Aren't those pens fun?

Sharon said...

How courageous of you to tackle these "icons"! And they turned out well. Have you read "The Yellow House: Van Gogh, Gauguin, and Nine Turbulent Weeks in Provence" by Martin Gayford? Van Gogh and his use of chairs in his paintings is discussed in the book.

Stop by when you have a chance. I've sent a little award your way.

Joan said...

Van Gogh would be proud to see you combine these!!! The seat texture is great and you did a wonderful job on the sunflowers!!!

juj said...

Methinks the lady has been looking at a little Van Gogh recently - and paying close attention too. Lovely chair and flowers...the colors are divine. do I see a painting of boots in your future? ; )

clare said...

Hi, I love your garden blog and this one is fabulous!!! How jealous am I of where you live! Just wondering, Now that the ALP is back in power will you be heading back to Oz?? ;0)
Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.

dinahmow said...

A lovely little exercise.Quite different from your pencil sketches.I wish I could "get" the looser look without it being scribbly!

Susan's Scribbles said...

Very nice Robyn!

africantapestry said...

It is wondefful to see something from your hand again Robyn! I would give my left?right? ear for this sketch! This a great way to loosen up, hope we get to see more? And I am fortunate to see Sharon's book advice, which I am going to follow up on too.
ronell

Jeanette said...

I can see how the colours and subjects appealed to both you and Van Gogh.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Clever idea - amazing how so many of us are influenced by this great man who suffered so much. By the way - I dont have an allotment myself - simply walk through it to get to part of our village but they are all very friendly specially when I get my sketchbook or camera out. Always ready for a chat and a respite from the back breaking work !!

Casey Klahn said...

How much fun is this? I hope you frame it and keep it in your studio.

Beloved subjects, too. Great work, Robyn.

Robyn said...

Many thanks to all you generous souls. I'm getting around you blogs much more regularly now.

Casey K - As far as I'm concerned you always have the final word on anything to do with Van Gogh ;)

Advertising Pens said...

Yo I gotta say your painting looks a bit funky. Funky in a way where who ever saw the mona lisa at first would be like what the heck? But with great attention to detail that you engaged in with this painting, the art presented here of the sunflower on the chair turns out to be an 'acquired taste' and soon the picture ends up on your computer desktop background :)
Great stuff!

-Trish Inglle

Robyn said...

Trish - For such an imaginative and entertaining comment, I will leave your ad. on my blog.

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